Languard’s Dreaming Spires—or sometime simply “the Spires”—is the greatest seat of learning in the Duchy and its only university. Sprawling over the Alina’s Isle, the Dreaming Spires stands in splendid isolation from the stink and clamour of the city. Only reachable by boat, it is here those desirous of learning come.
At the end of last session, we left our heroes observing a hill giant steading protected by a stout stockade wall…
I’m in a bizarre situation in my Shattered Star campaign. It’s looking like the PCs are going to die because they are too clever for their own good…
The only bridge spanning the Svart, Vonya’s Span—or “the Span” as it is colloquially known—is a prominent city landmark. Comprising three great stone arches, it stands at the point the Svart widens on its journey toward the sea. It marks the spot beyond which ocean-going vessels cannot pass.
Overlooking the Svart’s tidal estuary, the Fane of the Waves Eternal is dedicated to the Mistress of Storms (Serat, CN goddess of the sea, Storms and Voyages). Here her worshippers bathe in the daily high tides and give thanks for the sea’s unending bounty.
The home of Darlen’s faithful in Languard, the Watcher’s Spire—also known as Champion’s Abbey—is a heavily fortified temple complex in the north of the city. Girded by 20 ft. walls—and actually part of Languard’s city wall in places—it is an integral part of the city’s defences. Here dwell Darlen’s militaristic followers, in a perpetual state of readiness.
Many heroes walk the land in search of gold and glory. Just as many villains lurk in the shadows ceaselessly plotting their nefarious schemes. However, not all heroes (or villains) are equal.
The most impressive of Languard’s landmarks, The Father’s Hall is an immense structure—perhaps the largest in all Ashlar. Standing fully 70-foot tall it dwarfs the finely appointed townhouses of the wealthy and the various other places of worship scattered throughout the city.
At the end of last session, we left our heroes yet trapped in the dungeons below Windsong Abbey.